CD Visor

Do you ever see something that’s so brilliantly simple that you can’t help but get completely excited and inspired the moment you see it????

I had that moment when I saw THIS on pinterest

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Genius!

I HAD to recreate this! I drive a Dodge Caliber and I usually shove my CDs in the dash cubby. They fall out EVERY time I make a turn or start to accelerate! Annoying.

WHY won't you stay put?!?!
WHY won’t you stay put?!?!

I had to make this thing, and make it, like, yesterday!

The first thing I did was gather up coordinating scraps of fabric that I had and loosely (cuz I still hate patterns) followed this blog tutorial.

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They don’t match, they “go” together

The tutorial was really easy to follow and had great pictures to coordinate with the directions that went along with each step. Being the anti-direction-taking person that I am, I thought I could figure it out on my own. And, actually, I did a pretty darn good job! πŸ™‚

For this project, I sewed all my pieces on this Janome machine

Janome DC5100.
Janome DC5100.

This thing is built like a tank and for what it does is really reasonably priced! I love it.

I’m not going to bore you with every single step I did (you can read the original blog tutorial for that!) πŸ™‚

I will admit that I did make a couple of mistakes along the way… 1.) I didn’t sew the scraps down (that separated each CD from each other). This pic from the blog illustrates it

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Yeah, you should do this with each scrap…

And, the binding around the edge left little to be desired…

Overall though, I LOVE IT! πŸ™‚

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Not bad for my first attempt at “binding” an edge with scrap material

It only took me about an hour to make this. I ended up switching this to my passenger side visor because that was another mistake I made (see how the angles of the CD case are opposite the shape of my visor?) Plus, I’m going to make another organizational visor thingy that’ll work better on MY visor. What is it? Stay tuned for the next blog

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